LET’S MOVE Essential Question: What is physical activity? Unit Questions: How is movement a part of physical activity? How many ways can you move to stay physically active?Content Questions: What are different ways you can move your body? What muscles are used to perform certain movements? What activities can these movements be used in?
Unit Summary• In this unit the students will be designing a competition for the class to compete in. The competition will be a combination of track and field and gymnastics.
Role of the teacher• The role of the teacher for this unit will be to oversee the competition and to make sure that the organization of the competition is developmentally appropriate for the students
Role of the parent• The parents will coming to watch the culminating event at the end of the unit which will be a full track and field and gymnastic competition
Role of the student• The students role in this unit will be to organize and competition for the class. Once they have the competition organized then they will be responsible for setting up practices so that all the students will be able to practice the different skills that are necessary for the competition
Benefits• In this unit the students will be learning how to remain physically fit in a fun way. The will learn different activities that they can do in order to keep themselves physically active. Another benefit is that the students will be acquiring skills that will be useful in keeping themselves fit and healthy
Standards• PE 8th grade 1.) Demonstrate skills utilized in lifetime health-enhancing activities• PE 8th grade 3.) Demonstrate combinations of balancing and supporting skills• PE 8th grade 8.) Apply movement concepts to sport, dance, gymnastics, recreational skill performances, and other physical activities
Objectives• Students should be able to organize a formal competition• Students should be able to perform skills for track and field and gymnastics• Students should be able to work together to effectively run a competition